Re: Creating a metaconlang; anyone want to join?
|Date:||Saturday, December 1, 2007, 21:39|
> [mailto:CONLANG@listserv.brown.edu] On Behalf Of Sai Emrys
> > > * be anywhere from almost undetectable to unobtrusive (on
> the level of
> > > an odd mannerism / speech impediment)
> > but _really weird_.
> If it were really pronounced on every word, then yeah.
> But if it were used sparsely, I'd think it wouldn't be so obvious.
You could even strech a short phrase over a long dissertation.
> It would also be interesting to add a layer of modifying or even
> contradicting the base meaning, so e.g. you could say "Meet my
> friend3, Bob" ~= "Meet my backstabbing colleague who I pander to
> 'cause he's dangerous, Bob". ;)
Yes, and I've been pondering this a bit and forgot about gangster
language. Organized crime organizations often have ways of
speakings about things without actually speaking about them because
they know there's always the possibility of someone listening in on
their conversations. Without a direct statement, they avoid
incriminating themselves. Even the most innocent sounding
conversation could actuallly mean something like "whack that
Sonny: How's Paulie?
Clemenza: Oh, Paulie... won't see him no more.